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Today’s grid

CRYPTIC CLUES:

Across

7. Does some

pressing (5)

8. Make an effort

and study with

care (7)

9. League-leader’s

meat? (3,4)

10. A certain

amount of price

deduction is

granted (5)

12. Share out is

tried but as an

alternative (10)

15. No new means

of measuring

time (6-4)

18. As experienced

by a man of

vision? (5)

19. Unfit to be an

eminent person?

(7)

21. Number of insects that pay

rent (7)

22. Flowers,sometimes

perforated (5)

Down

1. Supported, nevertheless,with

locks (10)

2. Open a page,perhaps (5)

3. Wine from Castile (4)

4. Stress,in a manner of

speaking (6)

5. Idleness in battle (8)

6. End fuel blending, that’s

necessary (7)

11. You can have it and yet be

clothes-mad! (5,5)

13. Shame! (8)

14. Shows or hides (7)

16. He’s not treated in a just way

(6)

17. Too fat to be seen without

ten (5)

20. The Conservative takes his

from history (4)

QUICK CLUES:

Across

7. Residence (5)

8. Feign (7)

9. Pardon (7)

10. Bury (5)

12. Praise (10)

15. Agree (10)

18. Door catch (5)

19. Provisional (7)

21. Anger (7)

22. Find out (5)

Down

1. Histrionic (10)

2. Search (5)

3. Sense (4)

4. Maintain (6)

5. Insurrection (8)

6. Pagan (7)

11. Withdrawal (10)

13. Impend (8)

14. Guard (7)

16. Hurt (6)

17. Smash (5)

20. Incline (4)

Yesterday’s answers

DOUBLE CROSSWORD:

Cryptic: Across: 1 Cock-a-hoop; 8 Apt; 9

Grass widows; 11 Impinge; 12 Orbit; 13

Charge; 15 Teller; 17 Shady; 18 Seaweed;

20 Close season; 22 Nee; 23 Entrances.

Down: 2 Oar; 3 Arson; 4 Olives; 5

Provoke; 6 Past beliefs; 7 Stuttered; 10

Appearances; 11 Incessant; 14 Guy-rope;

16 Assert; 19 Arena; 21 One.

Quick: Across: 1 Selective; 6 Opt; 9

Deferential; 11 Dissent; 12 Exact; 13

Dainty; 15 Strong; 17 Canoe; 18 Reclaim;

20 Belligerent; 22 Eel; 23 Spectacle.

Down: 2 Ewe; 3 Curse; 4 Innate; 5

Evident; 6 Collaborate; 7 Stratagem; 10

Fashionable; 11 Dedicated; 14 Trellis; 16

Praise; 19 Cheat; 21 Nil.